Spring Wellness Review 2017

Go Save

A favorite among employees, Go Save returned again this March to promote financial wellness. Representatives from USF’s employee assistance program, CONCERN EAP, and retirement plan providers, TIAA and Fidelity, presented at various seminars to demonstrate how saving a little now can make a big difference later.

Go Green

Respect and care for the Earth are core values embedded into USF’s mission. These values are reflected in how we live, learn, volunteer, and lead. For the second year in a row, GoUSF partnered with the Office of Sustainability this April to offer Go Green programming, which focuses on environmental wellness.

  • Walk to USF Day: In honor of national walk to work day on April 7, employees were encouraged to walk to work to help reduce carbon emissions, get fit, and avoid the traffic jams.
  • Leadership Walk: Craig Petersen, Director of Operations for Facilities Management, guided a walk around lower campus which culminated a visit to the University’s bee hive.
  • Being Green at USF Workshop: Richard Hsu, USF’s office of sustainability manager, discussed sustainable living and how it can improve quality of life, health, and finances.
  • Earth Day at USF and Farm Stand: GoUSF represented at USF’s annual Earth Day celebration in addition to attending monthly farm stand hosted by the USF Community Garden.

Presidio 10 Race

Over 130 employees and their family members participated in the Presidio 10 Race, a favorite among GoUSF enthusiasts for the past five years. With ideal running weather, a GoUSF tent with the golden gate bridge backdrop and plenty of colleagues to meet and greet, GoUSF was a force to be reckoned with. We proudly wore our GoUSF t-shirts as we cheered for our colleagues.

Go Present

New this year, GoUSF partnered with USF's department of Rhetoric and Language to focus on emotional wellness through a series of public speaking workshops during Go Present. Participants were eager to build self-esteem, enhance critical thinking skills, and network with colleagues! A more robust program will be available to faculty and staff this Fall in which faculty from the department of Rhetoric and Language will instruct four 90-minute workshops during an eight week session.